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The Bigger Picture: Is the regional Covid strategy working, Corbyn's suspension & US elections

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The Bigger Picture: Is the regional Covid strategy working, Corbyn's suspension & US elections
Political commentator Mike Indian asks if the Government's regional strategy to cop with the revival of cases of Covid-19 is working. Looking at what's happening in France, he asks if there be a regional or national response. He discusses the EHRC report on Labour and antisemitism, with the former leader Jeremy Corbyn suspended from the party. And he looks at the imminent American Presidential election, wondering if there will be a clear-cut result, given the extraordinary number of advance ballots.
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mike indian


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: The big market themes, Reckitt's & IAG

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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: The big market themes, Reckitt's & IAG
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at the big themes currently influencing markets, such as China's economy, the UK lockdowns, Brexit and the forthcoming American Presidential election. He examines recent results from Reckitt's, Unilever and IAG and looks ahead to what might be expected from BT, Next, Shell & BP and Lloyds and other banks.
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Ian Forrest


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The Bigger Picture: The Pope and property rights, China's unbelted road & Sweden's military

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The Bigger Picture: The Pope and property rights, China's unbelted road & Sweden's military
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University on the Pope's move into the economic field, attacking property rights. He asks whether China's Belt and Road Initiative is anything like as successful as popular Western perception would have it. And he examines why Sweden, despite its peaceful reputation, is increasing military spending by 40%.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Bigger Picture: Regional Covid tiering, EU Brexit talks & the American election

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The Bigger Picture: Regional Covid tiering, EU Brexit talks & the American election
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses the Government's move to regional's tiering for its Covid-19 response, with Liverpool moving to the most severe restrictions. With opposition mounting from the other side of the house and from the Conservatives' own back benches, he wonders how successful the new system will be. He assesses the preparedness of the UK for the impending departure from the EU. And he looks across the Atlantic at the jockeying ahead of next month's American Presidential election.
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Mike Indian


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The Bigger Picture: The Brexit process, Venezuela's deterioration & China's global lockdown propaganda

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The Bigger Picture: The Brexit process, Venezuela's deterioration & China's global lockdown propaganda
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University tells why it's only now that the real Brexit process begins, wondering which way Boris Johnson will go. He looks at Venezuela, where worsening shortages have led to new waves of protest as the United Nations accuses the Maduro government of crimes against humanity. And he asks why China has been engaging in an apparent propaganda campaign to persuade every country in the world to go into lockdown.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Bigger Picture: Boris & the backbenchers, Keir Starmer and the Presidential debate

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The Bigger Picture: Boris & the backbenchers, Keir Starmer and the Presidential debate
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at the Government's battle with its own backbenchers over the UK Internal Market Bill and oversight of the Covid-19 regulations, with the new Speaker issuing a rebuke to the administration. He assesses Sir Keir Starmer's virtual speech to the Labour party conference and considers the problems of holding a party conference under such conditions. And he looks across the Atlantic in the wake of the first Presidential debate between Trump and Biden.
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Mike Indian


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The Bigger Picture: C-19's 2nd wave & political economy, Starmer getting Labour together & Grayson Perry

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The Bigger Picture: C-19's 2nd wave & political economy, Starmer getting Labour together & Grayson Perry
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the problematic nature of political economy as the Government prepares for the second wave of the coronavirus. He discusses Sir Keir Starmer's "conference" speech and how Labour is beginning to get its act together. And he muses on political psychology in the wake of comments from Grayson Perry about the degrees of openness shown by those on opposite sides of the political spectrum.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Bigger Picture: The psychology of investing and the madness of markets

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The Bigger Picture: The psychology of investing and the madness of markets
Tim Price of Price Value Partners looks at the psychology of money and investment as discussed in The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel. With reference to Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett, he discusses why patience, time and compounding are the investor's friend. He gives his opinion on the current irrational state of markets, particularly those linked to tech companies from the viewpoint of a patient, value investor concerned with absolute rather than relative returns. And he explains why he so often invokes the films of John Carpenter when discussing modern markets.
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Tim Price


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The Bigger Picture: UK unemployment, UK/EU negotiations & unintended consequences

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The Bigger Picture: UK unemployment, UK/EU negotiations & unintended consequences
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the Chancellor's new Kickstart scheme to get young people into work and asks whether it's a plan for the future or the past. He assesses whether there could be a breakthrough in UK/EU negotiations and explains why this one will not go right down to the wire. And, in the light of American left-wing protests, he wonders if - by the law of unintended consequences - the protesters might not bring about that which they least want.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Bigger Picture: Schools reopening, Sunak & tax rises, the US election and PMQs

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The Bigger Picture: Schools reopening, Sunak & tax rises, the US election and PMQs
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at the government's attempts to reopen schools and encourage people back into offices and how confused its messaging is. He discusses the appointment of Simon Case as Cabinet Secretary, the Chancellor's attempts to reassure Tory MPs about possible tax rises, takes a look across the Atlantic at the rival Conventions and assesses Boris Johnson's performance at the first PMQs since the summer recess.
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Mike Indian


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